By eliminating all the social networks, games or applications from my phone that consumed a LOT of my time I managed to save several hours a week that I can now use in more useful activities.
I recently read Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport. The book helped me to realize the time I was wasting on activities that offered no benefit to me, such as spending hours scrolling on Facebook or Instagram, or playing games instead of working.
I installed an application on my phone that helps me identify which apps I've been using and for how long.
30 hours looking at my phone in a week. That's insane 🤯️
So what I did was to delete all the social networks, games or unnecessary apps that didn't offer me a benefit me at all. I won't deny it, it was difficult at the beginning but eventually you get used to it.
So with a few taps, I managed to save 24 hours a week. That's equivalent to one day a week that I can now use in more productive activities that have more impact on my life.
Try it for yourself, eliminate for a week or two all those apps that make you check your phone every minute. At the end of the break, analyze if this provided you any benefit in your productivity or your personal and social life.
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